First Person Fraud

How can you write fps articles without having played the seminal contemporary fps series? Or at least the more popular or better games in the series. You need to play the BLOPS trilogy, MW1, MW3, and maybe Advance Warfare so you can be more thorough in laying the smackdown on these games. Or, are you perhaps afraid that you’ll think these games are not as bad as you’d like to think they are? You might even find them… decent. :O

Okay, lets see, I’ve played Modern Warfare 2, CoD 2, Bioshock Infinite, Takedown Red Sabre, Metro 2033, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Planetside 2, Battlefield 2142, Brink, Singularity, Halo 1, Halo Online, Metal Gear Online, Spec Ops The Line, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Vanquish, All Points Bulletin, Section 8 Prejudice, FEAR, Just Cause 2, Prey, Peter Jackson’s King Kong.

I’ve played a fair number of contemporary FPS games (and not all of the above list is bad, only maybe like half or two thirds of it). I don’t think I need to go back through Call of Duty. Sure, they might have neat little things like the exosuit and laser weapons in advanced warfare, but that’s not enough for me to put up with the rest of the bullshit I know this series involves.

The better question is why I haven’t played/finished the following games from my priority list:
FPS: Blood, Serious Sam 1 & 3, Doom, Unreal, Duke Nukem 3d, Jedi Knight series, Bulletstorm, Tribes (ascend and starsiege), NOLF, Wolfenstein: The New Order, another Wolfenstein?, Gears of War, STALKER, the Action ______ mods of various FPS, Descent, Wrack, The Darkness, Max Payne, Kingpin: Life of Crime, Socom?, Riddick, Mafia,

These are much more differentiated and mechanically interesting games than most of the contemporary ones listed above. The FPS section of my priority list is the longest section. How can I dare to write about FPS games without finishing all of these? I honestly feel like a bit of a fraud not having played these, enough to shy away from some FPS questions I’ve been asked, and I feel maybe the slightest tinge of regret for not trying out the CoD AW Exosuit.

I’m not afraid, I’m dismissive. I’m also too lazy to play the games I genuinely want to play. Why would I go into a series of games I know I despise, having already sampled that series? Gears of War is on my priority list despite being something I’m not looking forward to because I’ve never tried it before, so there might be something I’ve genuinely overlooked. Call of Duty hasn’t been a thought in my mind.

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